The Global Health Security Agenda
In partnership with U.S. government sister agencies, other nations, international organizations, and public and private stakeholders, CDC seeks to accelerate progress toward a world safe and secure from infectious disease threats and to promote global health security as an international security priority, to
- Prevent and reduce the likelihood of outbreaks – natural, accidental, or intentional;
- Detect threats early to save lives;
- Respond rapidly and effectively using multi-sectorial, international coordination and communication.
The U.S. will work with partner countries on nine specific objectives to prevent, detect, and effectively respond to infectious disease threats:
- Prevent the emergence and spread of antimicrobial drug resistant organisms and emerging zoonotic diseases, and strengthen international regulatory frameworks governing food safety.
- Promote national biosafety and biosecurity systems.
- Reduce the number and magnitude of infectious disease outbreaks.
- Launch, strengthen and link global networks for real-time biosurveillance.
- Strengthen the global norm of rapid, transparent reporting and sample sharing.
- Develop and deploy novel diagnostics and strengthen laboratory systems.
- Train and deploy an effective biosurveillance workforce.
- Develop an interconnected global network of Emergency Operations Centers and multi-sectoral response to biological incidents.
- Improve global access to medical and non-medical countermeasures during health emergencies.